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Mrs. Karen Strouse


My name is Karen Strouse. I have been teaching for 23 years, with the last 10 years, here at Cumberland. I graduated from San Jose State University, where I received my Bachelors of Arts Degree. I knew early on that I wanted to be a teacher. My younger brothers were my “students” in a makeshift classroom we put together in our family garage. To this day, I still get excited meeting a new group of students and watching them as they grow both academically and socially throughout the year.

I have two lovely daughters named Kristen and Katie, and twin grand daughters, named Hanna and Rylee, who just turned five. They live in Germany with my oldest (Kristen). I enjoy the arts - whether it’s going to a Broadway musical, painting/drawing, singing, or dancing – I LOVE it all!